New Delhi: After well-known environmentalist Dr R K Pachauri faced allegations of sexual harassment by his junior woman colleague, a senior scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the country’s premier defence research body, is facing similar charges by a junior researcher.
A 25-year-old Junior Research Fellow has accused Dr D Majumdar (59), additional director of the DRDO’s Delhi-based Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), of sexually harassing her. Taking congnizance of the complaint, Majumdar has been shunted out in ‘public interest’ following the recommendations of a high-level committee, which was set up by the DRDO to look into the allegations. In her complaint to Dr Shashi Bala Singh, director, DIPAS, the woman accused Majumdar of making sexual advances towards her and sought transfer from the particular group of Ergonomics.
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